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Ethics and the Common Good

The Ethics and the Common Good Project is a transformative, multi-dimensional initiative that brings critical engagement, ethical leadership, and community building to the forefront of a Hampshire education.

The Ethics and the Common Good Project

The Ethics and the Common Good Project (ECG) provides academic, research, and internship opportunities to students, staff, and faculty who want to apply critical thinking skills to problems and values; who want to identify and understand core ethical beliefs that guide their own as well as institutional actions and the consequences of those actions; and who wish to develop a set of skills that gives them the confidence and practical experience to bring about innovation and transformation in the world.

Through the sponsorship of leadership workshops, courses, student internships, research projects, community-based initiatives, public lectures, and other events, the Ethics and the Common Good Project supports intellectual and practical inquiry into the reality of the common good and the best means of pursuing it. The project aims to equip students, faculty, and staff with the skills and knowledge to critically engage with these questions, and to view their own pursuits—as activists and scholars, artists and scientists—as contributing to the common good. ECG encourages the development of movements, communities of practice, institutions, policies, and economic activities that contribute to the common good. We also support community members in developing the collaborative, communication, and leadership skills to be effective and engaged ethical agents of positive change.

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If you'd like to learn more about how this exciting project might support your interests, your course development, your divisional work, or your internship search, or you want to get involved in helping develop the project as a member of a committee, or if you are a faculty or staff member or anyone else interested in engaging or learning more, please contact the Ethics and the Common Good Project coordinator at

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Ethics and the Common Good Program
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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002